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Papa's Pantry

Mexican, American, Southwestern
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515 Van Horn Dr, Van Horn, TX 79855
432-283-2302
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
O.K. but not great

Had dinner here on 10 March. Very old and worn place. Parking lot full of pot holes that filled with rain water. Service was adequate. A bit slow, but O.K. Food was spicy. Has a burrito and wish I did not order it. Came with a Red sauce that was very hot. Looked like a thin ketchup sauce. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Peoria, Arizona
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Peoria, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had dinner here on 10 March. Very old and worn place. Parking lot full of pot holes that filled with rain water. Service was adequate. A bit slow, but O.K. Food was spicy. Has a burrito and wish I did not order it. Came with a Red sauce that was very hot. Looked like a thin ketchup sauce. The chips... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The service is very long with local people being served before yourself even if they arrive after you. What we ordered and what we got was not the same and then to add 17% gratuity is a joke. The meat Is over cooked and has no taste. Conclusion expensive for the service and quality of food.

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Las Vegas, NV
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a family-owned restaurant and the people are always very friendly. It's located right next to a Pilot truck stop, and the parking lot is usually full at lunch time. The mexican food is tasty and you can get Mexican food made without cilantro. You can also get good hamburgers. Prices are very reasonable. What makes the place special... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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58 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were just passing through, checked Yelp and found this place next to Pilot. The chicken fajitas and the green chicken enchiladas were delicious, and the salsa was spicy and perfect!

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Alcoa, Tennessee
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim. Not many folks dining. Service was average. Ordered shredded beef tacos. A little bland but I just added a bit of salt. Hubster ordered enchiladas. He said they were very good. Friendly with alot of local traffic. Everyone seemed to know each other. If your not in a hurry and not looking for 5 star... More 

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Abilene, TX
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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I didn't like Mexican or TexMex until I ate here on my way through Texas. Now I have eaten here 3 times and the down home goodness is consistent. Makes it worth stopping in Van Horn....if the parking lot is full you can park in the dirt lot across the street. Chicken white chili enchiladas my favorite- chicken or cheese.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stranded three days in a nasty storm so ate at Papa's each day. It was pleasant with good service as we waited out the storm.

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El Paso, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We needed a quick meal so we could get back on the road and Papa's Pantry fit the bill. I had a burrito and my husband had the chicken enceladas. (sp) We were back on the road in to time with full and happy tummies.

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OLYMPIA
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239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This seems to be the only sit down restaurant in the area where they will take your order and serve you. So they have a bit of a monopoly. Other restaurants are fast food. The hamburgers are excellent with large homemade patties and condiments of your choice. My wife really enjoyed her double meat burger. That is what most of... More 

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Sierra Vista, AZ
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52 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The service was very, very slow. There were several tables that came in after us and they received their food ahead of us. We perceived they took care of the locals first. We may be wrong, but that's what we perceived. When our meal did come, the ordered medium rare hamburger arrived well-done...and after waiting 45 minutes for it, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Van Horn Dr, Van Horn, TX 79855
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Van Horn
  • Phone Number: 432-283-2302

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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